Bachata is a dance originating from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean islands. The music and dance has been influenced by other styles of music like merengue, bolero, salsa and cumbia.
Bachata’s dance steps has four beats per measure. In Bachata the dancer takes three steps to the side ending with a tap. The walking basic is similar, with the dancers walking forward and back rather than side to side. As well 3 steps to the front and ending with the tap.
Like in salsa, there are many types of bachata including, Dominican bachata, sensual bachata, and Urban bachata. Fusions are also becoming very popular with multi-disciplinary and experimental dancers
In this level:
Learn 8 counts combinations, at this level you should be able to lead and follow most dancers.
of Puerto Rican origin, arrived in Canada some 20 years ago. He entered the world of Latin dance thanks to one of his friends who had invited her to a salsa party at the club 6/49. It was love at first sight!
Carlos learned everything he knows by trying various movements and spending a lot of time in the Latin evenings given in Montreal. Then he became a salsa teacher at the 6/49 club during the free classes.
For several years now he has been a teacher of salsa and bachata at the Latin Groove.